Permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo or colorant (pigment) in general, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance referred to as color re-enhancement or color refreshing. The fact that most people will require periodic color refreshing of their permanent cosmetics is the opportune time to work with your technician to reevaluate your overall appearance profile and determine if any changes are appropriate.Longevity varies from person to person depending on their life style (sun exposure), the color(s) used for the permanent cosmetic procedure, and are also thought to be affected by topical products applied to the skin.
Of course depend on which service, but usually procedure will generally take approximately two to three hours; there are records to establish; photographs to take; desired design and color to discuss; the procedure to perform; and the aftercare requirements to discuss. Follow up or color refresher procedures usually do not require the same amount of time.
We use topical numb creams for our client’s comfort. Providing sufficient time is allowed for the numb cream to work its magic, then it works a dream. Another reason to never rush a treatment. We allow 20 minutes for numbing during every appointment.
When asked to rate the level of discomfort between 0-10, 0 being no discomfort, 10 being very painful, most will rate it at a 3. Some clients fall asleep during treatment!
Proper training and experience is perhaps the most important factor to consider when choosing a micro-pigmentation artist, review, and most important need to be licensed by the state of Virginia (https://www.dpor.virginia.gov/LicenseLookup)
Yes, absolutely. Lip tattoos are a great way to restore definition lost through previous outbreaks. There is, however, a level of trauma to the lips. As we know, trauma is a great trigger for a cold sore outbreak. We insist therefore, that you seek the advice of a medical professional about the possibility of oral (not topical) antiviral medication. From our experience, topical application is not enough to protect you from an outbreak.
Your doctor will advise you on your suitability and dosage.
Consultation is a vital part of the process. However, it can be done at a separate appointment to the treatment, or at the start of the actual treatment itself.
If you are still a little unsure whether this is the right treatment for them, then to have a consultation beforehand is a great way to put your mind at ease. Ensuring you come to your treatment appointment happy, calm and excited about the process. Consultations are free of charge, so require no financial commitment.
Yes, first its required by the state of Virginia, and 2nd important reason we will be able to discuss any health issues or medications that may need a doctors consent ahead of your appointment
You can totally relax and enjoy your appointment with no form filling
It is better for our environment.
We will text you the form, they can be completed using your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
We will ask a few important questions like,
How long has it been since your last treatment?
Do you like your current shape?
We may even ask to see an image of brows as they are now, without makeup or filters. This is so we can determine the condition and make an assessment on time and cost.
Yes, of course PMU procedures are safe!
We do everything under sterile conditions, using only disposable needles and products. There are no long term side effects. However, every one is different, so we always recommend asking your doctor before booking a service.
Often the tattooed color is not perfect after the initial procedure heals. Permanent cosmetic procedures are a process and at least one follow-up to the initial procedure should be scheduled. It is recommended that any required detail work to the original procedure be performed no sooner than four weeks after the original procedure. The minimum standard for follow-up detail work for lip procedures is six weeks. Lips have a different healing agenda than procedures performed on other parts of the face due to their delicate nature. The cited time frames will vary depending on the health profile and age of the client, but these are good minimum standards for consideration.
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